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Soft Health and Healing Clinic Eases Back Pain due to Spinal Stenosis

Stenosis. If you are over 50 and experience pangs of or all-out back pain, stenosis is a familiar term. Soft Health and Healing Clinic treats many 50+ year olds seeking relief of Brooks back pain and leg pain. And with good reason: our Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management lessens the back pain and leg pain associated with lumbar spinal stenosis.

TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS

Lumbar spine stenosis is an emerging diagnosis in our aging population. A new practice guideline was just published that provided three recommendations for treatment of lumbar spine stenosis to relieve pain, decrease disability, enhance quality of life, and increase walking ability. Non-drug options are first: advice on lifestyle and behavioral changes with exercise, manual therapy, rehab, acupuncture, post-operative rehab and 12 weeks of cognitive behavioral therapy if surgery has already been done. Secondly, drug therapy may be tried: serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors or tricyclic antidepressants. Third, these pharmacological drug therapies aren’t recommended: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, calcitonin, methylcobalamin, paracetamol, muscle relaxants, opioids, pregabalin, gabapentin, and epidural steroidal injections. (1) Soft Health and Healing Clinic offers the first line recommended options for Brooks back pain relief: manual therapy, exercise, advice, etc.

MANUAL THERAPY OPTION SPECIFICALLY: Flexion Distraction Cox® Technic

Manual therapy is showing itself quite effective in addressing lumbar spinal stenosis issues. A new paper describes the effects of manual manipulation in a detailed discussion of Cox® Technic, a manual manipulation treatment implemented by 64% of US chiropractic physicians including your own Brooks chiropractor. This latest study is out of Korea, so Cox® Technic is being used around the world now! The authors explained that lumbar spinal stenosis is a degenerative spine disease in which spinal nerves are compressed as disc degeneration narrows the area between the vertebral bones due to disc degeneration. Spinal stenosis triggers not only back pain but also other issues like intermittent claudication, leg pain sciatica, and lower extremity weakness. Cox® Technic was used in a comparison study treating stenosis. The patients’ visual analogue scale and Oswestry Disability Index scores were significantly reduced in the experimental group patients over the control group patients. The authors described how the flexion distraction technique (aka Cox® Technic) is intended to restore the normal spinal joint function and movement by gapping the facet joints, reducing the stresses on the posterior disc, restoring facet joint motion, lowering the disc pressure, making a larger spinal canal area, increasing disc height, and thereby relaxing compressed nerves. The researchers further stated that flexion-distraction concentrates on a specific segment of the spine, affects the epiphyseal joint allowing a distraction of the anterior and posterior longitudinal ligaments, and relaxes the facet joint. Negative pressure was generated in the disc space by widening the canal space. (2) They referenced other studies that discovered a 65% decreased pressure inside the disc (3) and related that not only is back pain alleviated with flexion distraction, but so too is pain and physical function owing to a severely prolapsed disc. (4,5) Soft Health and Healing Clinic finds the same. Our Brooks back pain patients experience relief with Cox® Technic, too.

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Michael McMurray on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for his lumbar spinal stenosis patients who did not think he’d ever get relief.                                     

Schedule your next Brooks chiropractic appointment with Soft Health and Healing Clinic. Don’t let the all-too-common, over-age-50 condition of spinal stenosis slow you down! Soft Health and Healing Clinic has the treatment for you!

 
Soft Health and Healing Clinic provides research-recommended treatment – Cox® Technic – for relief of symptoms due to spinal stenosis. 
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